local orchard. The boys had a great time picking 24 pounds of apples! Which of course means lots of apple recipes! The first recipe we always make is for German Apple Cake. Our family has been making this recipe for years! It came from our Grandmother's church cookbook. (We think from the early 80's!) One of her good friends, Betty Hammond donated this recipe. We all love this recipe. You only need a few simple ingredients and it can easily be doubled for a crowd.
Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 8 or 9 inch square baking pan.
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 cups of peeled, sliced apples
Cream sugar and butter. Beat egg and add to creamed mixture. Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl and add to butter mixture.Stir in apples. This may seem awkward. There is as much apples as there is dough. Don't worry, it will all work out in the oven. Lightly press dough into the pan. Bake for 40 - 50 min. until the top is puffed and crunchy looking. It should start pulling away from the edge. Cool and then enjoy! Try it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! Delicious!